The city of Ely is located in the county of Saint Louis. It covers a total area of 7.10 sq. km. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in advertising, arts and crafts, automotive, finance, boat equipments, commercial printing, pharmaceuticals, health and insurance. Commercial spaces are utilized by museums, night clubs, parks, recreation centers, rehabilitation services, campgrounds, road side services, tourist information centers, contribute to the local economy in a positive way.